Empowerment Through Knowledge - Renal Focused Professional Education


November 20, 2013:
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

November 21, 2013:
8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Millennium Alaska Hotel
4800 Spenard Road, Anchorage

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Pricing includes meals & CEUs. Schedule subject to change. Tickets may be available at the door at a 10% price increase.

In case of cancellation a full refund will be made if cancelled by November 5, 2013. After November 15, 2013, a partial refund of 50% will be made. Written notification of your cancellation is required in order to process your refund. Please fax your written request to Kristie @ 866.750.9571. No Refunds will be issued after November 12, 2013.

Nursing: Approved - Northwest Renal Network Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number - CEP 16217.
Social Worker: Credit Determination Pending: Application for approval of continuing education credits has been submitted to the National Association of Social Workers, Alaska Chapter.
Dietitians: Approved -for continuing education credits through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
PCT: Nursing contact hours earned at this activity are applicable for technicians.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

7:30 – 8:00 Registration

8:00 – 9:00 Health Care Reform: Challenges and Opportunities
William J. Streur, Commissioner
Alaska Department of Health & Social Services

9:00 – 9:50Helping the Patient Transition from Stage 4 to Stage 5 ESRD
Jeremy Gitomer, MD
Alaska Kidney & Hypertension Clinic

9:50 – 10:20Break

10:20 – 11:30Helping Staff & Patients Make the Best Choice
Modality Options and Home Therapies
Jennifer Jepson, LCSW, FMC;
Kristin M. Larson, RN, ANP, GNP, CNN; NxStage

11:30 – 1:00Lunch - Patient Engagement:
Nothing About Me Without Me
Lisa Hall, MSSW, LICSW;
Patient Services Director Northwest Renal Network

1:00 – 1:50Anemia Management
Andrzej R. Maciejewski, MD
Alaska Kidney and Diabetes Associates

1:50 – 2:40Reducing Hospitalizations While Improving Patient and Staff Communications
Mary Dittrich, MD, FASN
Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute

2:40 – 3:05Break

3:05 – 4:003:05 - 4:00 Adding Fluid Management/BP Control to Our Understanding of Dialysis Adequacy
Rachel Carlson, ANP; Alaska Kidney & Hypertension Clinic
Denise VanValkenburgh, BA, RN; VP Liberty Dialysis

4:00 – 4:15Wrap Up

Thursday, November 21, 2013

7:30 – 8:00 Registration

8:00 – 8:10 Welcome

8:10 – 9:00Challenges to Initiating Dialysis:
Reducing Morbidity in first 120 days on Dialysis
David M. Lefler, Jr., D.O., FACP, FASN
Alaska Kidney & Hypertension Clinic

9:00 – 9:50Metabolic Bone Disease (BMD) Management
Michael R. Anderson, BSN; AbbieVie

9:50 – 10:15Break

10:15 – 11:05It’s all About Patient Safety: The Water Room
Mary Dittrich, MD, FASN
Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute

11:05 – 12:00Understanding the Key Components of the New Core Survey Process
Ginger Beal and Shelley White, Department of Health

12:00 – 1:30Lunch - Patient Engagement:
Nothing About Me Without Me
Lisa Hall, MSSW, LICSW
Patient Services Director Northwest Renal Network